Student SErvices :: Learning Technology Center

Labs Available for Students

Computer Labs

In addition to the Testing Center, Math Center, and the Writing Center, the Learning Technology Center houses two computer labs. The main computer lab (B17/18) contains 30 workstations, and is open to all Virginia Western students -- except during those times when the lab has been reserved for testing or class instruction. In addition to providing access to the World Wide Web, the computers in the main lab have the following software available:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Choices 2008 (career software)
  • COMPASS/ESL (diagnostic and placement software)
  • Maple9 (interactive software for advanced math)
  • Minitab (statistical software)

Associates are available during operating hours to provide assistance in using the computers and software.

The other computer lab (B11A) is restricted to student use for placement testing, distance learning testing, makeup testing, and proctored testing. Contact the Learning Center staff for more information about these services.

Audio/Visual Labs

The Learning Technology Center houses a small audio-visual area where students may view videocassette programs and listen to audio tapes. Many of these programs are textbook specific; others provide supplementary assistance and/or information.

Other Labs

There are several additional computer labs on campus that are available to our students. Some labs are open with no restrictions; others are available only to students in certain programs of study. All labs are closed on holidays observed by the college and when the college is closed due to inclement weather.

The labs listed below are available, check the campus map if you need help finding these buildings on campus.

  • Brown Library - Main Floor (upstairs from the Learning Center)
    Open lab for research
    Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Note: these hours may change from time to time depending on the school calendar.
  • Humanities Building
    H218 - Communication Design Computer Lab
    Note: This lab is restricted to Communication Design students. Call 857-6079 for more information.
  • Business Science M302
    Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Note: Tutoring is available in this lab for computer related subjects at designated time frames. See lab for information on times.

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